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Juvenile among 2 injured in shooting at conclusion of basketball game at NKC High School

North Kansas City High School shooting
Posted at 6:18 PM, Mar 02, 2024
and last updated 2024-03-03 13:39:56-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two people, including a juvenile, were injured in a shooting as a basketball game between North Kansas City High School and Staley High School was ending, officials said.

The shooting occurred outside of the school building near the fieldhouse, said Sgt. Christopher Kimmel with the North Kansas City Police Department.

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Kim Nakahodo, a spokesperson for city of North Kansas City, confirmed one of the victims is a juvenile.

The juvenile victim was reported to be in serious, but stable condition at a hospital Saturday night. On Sunday, Nakahodo updated that the juvenile was a North Kansas City High School student and suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

The other victim was initially in critical condition, but improved to stable condition after receiving treatment at an area hospital, Nakahodo shared Sunday. The second victim is an adult not affiliated with the NKC School District.

The ages of the victims weren't immediately available.

Two deputies from the Clay County Sheriff's Office were working the game when they heard the gunfire.

The deputies responded outside of the building and located a victim and a crime scene.

Kimmel said investigators are reviewing surveillance video to identify potential suspects, but wasn't immediately able to say if there were multiple shooters or how many rounds were fired.

Officials say it isn't clear what led to the violence.

No suspects are in custody, according to Kimmel.

Kimmel said officials are still investigating whether students were involved in the shooting.

"We want our youth to come and enjoy a basketball game, and now we're talking about lives that were altered for the worst," Kimmel said. "I'm sure it's going to be senseless."